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  • The Tibet- Qinghai Plateau or nickname "Roof of the world" because of its very large elevation, it is a rocky land neighbored by large mountains. The climate is very cold and dry causing snow to even fall in the summer. Two major rivers in China also start in Tibet- Qinghai. Because of the harsh climate it is hard to live here and you wouldn't be able to grow crops.
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  • The Taklimakan Desert is one of the most dangerous deserts in the world. Its name means "once you go in,  you will not come out." The sand dunes shift and change a lot which create sandstorms moving quickly. Theres a legend that says that 600 feet beneath the dunes are 300 cities and two armies. There is little vegetation due to how dry Taklimakan is.
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  • The Gobi desert is one of the largest deserts in the world. It covers some of China and Mongolia. The Gobi desert only has a few sand dunes. Most of the deserts is stony and made up of small pebbles with pinches of sand. There are only small plants and they tend to be far from each other.
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  • The most vegetation in The Northeastern Plain is prairie grass. The two major rivers running through the Northeastern Plain are Liao and Sungari. Liao is a shallow river and is for small boats while Sungari is a deeper river and is for bigger boats. In the winter the rivers are frozen and used for roads. The climate in the Northeastern Plain in the summer is short and warm, but in winter it is dry and cold. It is too dry and cold for crops here.
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  • The North China plain is sometimes called the "Land of The Yellow Earth" because the ground is yellow limestone silt from the Gobi desert. There is also a river that runs through the plain called Huang He (yellow river) which gets its name from the yellow silt inside of it.  The Huang He is one of the muddiest and longest rivers in the world. The water is almost like a soup. The river starts at the mountains and slides its way down to the plains carrying silt with it which helps fertilize the land along the way making this land a good area for crops. The river has flooded over 1,500 times in the past 3,000 years though. 
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  • The Chang Jiang Basins are low and wet coastal plains.  The Basins are along the river Chang Jiang or the "long river". The river is longer then the  Huang He river by hundreds of tributaries. The Chang Jiang helps transport goods. The Chang Jiang is just like the Huang He by starting up high in the mountains and sliding its way down to the plains in rich fertile. The Chang Jiang does flood too but less the the Huang He.  The climate in the basins is warm and wet. There is little space for farming which made the land not suitable for animals, but the basins were also good at growing rice which was good for the climate.
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